Russell is currently a student in the online Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences MS program at U of I U.C. and has a B.S. in Forest Resource Mgmt. from SIUC. This is his first season helping on the farm and he is really excited to have a found a place here. He has been gardening for over 10 years now, and loves the idea of growing local, organic veggies for the community. His other interests are in plant, soil, and microbial interactions, both in natural settings and in agriculture. He has worked in nurseries growing native plants for several years and is interested to learn more about organic food production.